Reds consider move for Colombian international Jackson Martinez.
Liverpool are contemplating a January move for FC Porto striker Jackson Martinez, report the Express, after summer signings Rickie Lambert and Mario Balotelli have failed to impress at Anfield this season, a situation that has been exacerbated by the injury problems suffered by England international Daniel Sturridge.
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The Portuguese giants are unlikely to want to lose Martinez, however, despite the fact that he is reportedly interested in seeking out a new challenge and are set to demand a fee of around £30m for the Colombian international according to the report.
Martinez was part of the Colombia side that impressed so much at the summer World Cup, despite the fact that teammates Juan Cuadrado and James Rodriguez stole plenty of the headlines, and is rated as one of the most consistent finishers in world football, something that his goalscoring record at the Estadio Dragao of 72 goals in 106 appearances would attest to.
Arsenal have also been linked with Martinez, however, potentially leading to a transfer battle between two of the Premier League’s biggest clubs in January as they fight it out for one of few top class internationals likely to be on the market when the transfer window reopens.